Queen's 175th Anniversary

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Celebrating Queen's 175th Anniversary

An Exceptional Year - One of 175

A Nobel Prize, a $50-million gift, a third Rembrandt portrait, and the naming of the new Dan School of Drama and Music made 2015-16 an exceptional year – one of 175.

Happy Birthday, Queen's!

The Things We Left Behind

"My final film of Queen's consists of over 1500 photos of photos from the Queen's Archives and some amazing work from some amazing people. I hope that you'll be able to see the places you are in as part of a history of people, events, and stories that may be unknown to you, but existed for someone else."

Erin Prysiazny, Arts'16 (Film and Media)
Email: eprysia@gmail.com

We Are the Gaels

Directed by Ryan Lee, Arts'16 (Film and Media / Math)

"We Are the Gaels was a personal project that sparked from the immense spirit of the Queens community. Over the last 175 years, hundreds of thousands of people have walked through the same halls and streets, laughed together, watched football games together,  experienced the tradition and the bond that forms making us a family.

Having made this in my second year, I was inspired by the sights of Homecoming and Frosh Week in my first, and wanted to create a visual imprint that I, my fellow students and, now, my fellow alum and the staff who shaped us, could look back on and cherish.

I walked/biked/ran around campus with my camera and captured what I believed would tell this story. Editing was the more daunting of tasks – having spent on average 40min/second of finished video – it took me just over 81 hours to complete.

My hope is that this video will remain a representation of the times we have shared, unite current students and alum, and remind us that we are the Gaels."

Web: reeldigital.ca
E-mail: ryan@reeldigital.ca


The historical content of this site was curated by a committee of faculty and staff with submissions from the broader Queen’s community.
These moments are not intended to represent an exhaustive history of the university, but rather significant sign posts in its development.
Special thanks go to University Historian Duncan McDowall for his contributions.
Many thanks also to the people of Queen's University Archives for their support of this anniversary project.
Have feedback about the moments? Please contact qu175@queensu.ca